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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 150 - US Open Preview
0US Opens previously held in Washington state. Additionally, the Chambers Bay course did not exist until 2007, making it the youngest course to stage a US Open. 2 Australians to win the US Open. Only David Graham (1981 at Merion) and Geoff Ogilvy (2006 at Winged Foot) have tamed golf’s toughest test. 11Players in the field who also competed in the 2010 US Amateur at Chambers Bay. They include Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Russell Henley and Brooks Koepka. 9882 Entries received for this year’s champion- ship, the second most ever. Last year’s 10,127 applications is the record. 145 The Slope rating of Chambers Bay from the championship tees. Its USGA Course Rating is also a healthy 77.3. Players to have won the Masters and US Open in the same year: Craig Wood (1941), Ben Hogan ('51 and ’53), Arnold Palmer ('60), Jack Nicklaus ('72) and Tiger Woods (2002). 5 First-place prizemoney this year. Horace Rawlins received $150 in 1895 for winning the inaugural US Open. US Opens played by Phil Mickelson (incl. this year), the most of any player in the field. Two-time champ Ernie Els holds the record for most consecutive starts (23). 25 Years since a 72nd-hole birdie sealed a one- stroke US Open victory; Bobby Jones the last man to do so, at Scioto Country Club in 1926. Yards the par-4 14th hole can stretch to, making the 499-metre beast the longest par-4 in US Open history. The 11th and 13th holes are also long enough to surpass the previous record of 528 yards. YEARS since the US Open last saw overtime. Tiger Woods defeated Rocco Mediate in sudden death after they shot the same score in their 18-hole playoff. The US Open remains the only major persisting with an 18-hole playoff format. 7 NO.1 Men's World Rankings US Money List LPGA Money List Presidents Cup LET Money List Women's Rankings the numb3rs 89 546 Rankings 1.62m WHO am i? ANSWER ANSWER CLUES... • THE US OPEN TITLE FITS LIKE A... • BROKE PHIL'S HEART FOR THE FIFTH TIME • • FINALLY TURNED THE 'PAGE' ON MY CAREER IN '09
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OTG Express 151 - US Open Wrap